Stevie Glasspool, a Broward County, Florida teacher, was arrested Thursday after she was accused of trying to use social media to seduce teenagers, news sources report. Glasspool was booked into police custody on charges of soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct using a computer; she is not believed to have had any inappropriate physical contact with minors. She was assigned $25,000 bail. It is unclear whether she has obtained a criminal defense lawyer.
According to reports, Glasspool has a 2008 undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and a graduate degree from American Public University System. She had been working as a social studies teacher at Mavericks Charter High School in Pompano Beach, but switched to Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science at the end of the school year to teach unspecified classes, sources say. There is no indication that she was ever accused of conducting herself improperly while teaching.
When news of her recent arrest broke, the academy reportedly released the following statement: “[Glasspool] is on unpaid leave pending further investigation. We do background checks on every employee prior to them entering the classroom and they are not permitted to go into the classroom unless the background check is clear. Parents have been informed.” Glasspool does not have a criminal record, according to reports.
Sources say Glasspool is tech-savvy, an active participant in social networking and the operator of several websites. On one site displaying her photography, Glasspool reportedly said she is planning to get a master’s degree in photography, “I am a Louisianan born in Texas, I am Cajun French,” Glasspool apparently wrote on the site. “If you make me mad my accent comes out and I can be pretty feisty, but mostly I’m laid back.” Her photography included portraits and landscapes.